Can Anti Aging Science Resolve The Number One Health Complaint in America?

The # 1 health complaint in America is lack of energy, feeling tired all the time. Regardless of age 85% of us report feeling tired at some point. Of those, 30% report feeling tired all the time. To alleviate that exhaustion, many of us reach for a cup of coffee or an energy drink resulting in the $ 14 billion per year legal stimulant industry led by Starbucks, Red Bull, Monster Energy and more.

Because of the caffeine, sugar and other harsh stimulants contained in these beverages, reaching for a coffee or an energy drink is only a temporary fix. The crash is inevitable and the cycle quite often starts all over again. Our internal energy crisis is never resolved only patched.

In addition to the health problems resulting from the chronic exhaustion, we've also got a nation with a growing waistline from all the sugar being consumed from the energy drinks plus the sugar and cream at the coffee shops. That extra weight compounds the lack of energy because even an extra 15 pounds requires more effort to move around.

However, America is not just an extra 15 pounds overweight. As a group more of us would be classified obese than ever in our nation's history. Over the last 14 years the number of obese adults has grown from an estimate of less than 20% of the population in 1997 to more than 33% today. This obesity epidemic brings even more health complications like high blood pressure and diabetes, resulting in even less energy. This is a classic definition of a downward spiral that is caused by our internal energy crisis.

Imagine the possibilities for us individually and as a nation, if this downward spiral could be broken. Well, it can be broken. New scientific advances have made it possible to break out of the downward spiral. A relatively small group of scientists has broken the downward spiral and they have done so without using sugar, caffeine or other harsh stimulants so there are no jitters or crashes. Better yet, you can have this all day energy for less than the cost of a large cup of coffee or a 4 ounce energy drink per day. So, anyone who wants to break the caffeine or stimulant rush and crash cycle can do so and still maintain all day energy without ever having that tired, rundown feeling or interfering with their sleep.

The science behind these advances is the science of anti-aging. It gets a little complicated but to summarize briefly, scientists now know that the source of much of this chronic exhaustion is located deep in the cells where our body's energy dynamos, the mitochondria, are located. They also have identified the genes that control the performance of those mitochondria and they have perfected the means to reset those genes so they perform as they did at a much younger age. Now, anyone can have all day, sustainable energy any time they want it without merely treating the symptoms …

The Religion of Science: Fact or Faith

I have attempted to harvest from some of the greatest minds insight into the nature of God, human existence, and our ability to transcend what is commonly referred to as self-preservation – the “most powerful” human instinct. Further, I make the argument that debunks the myth that humans are mortal beings – simply living and ultimately dying.

If things were as simple as traditional biology tells us, then what accounts for a spouse or a parent willing to give his (her) life in exchange for his beloved? Perhaps love and the divine human spirit provide us with the innate spiritual supremacy to rise above our “greatest human instinct,” and propel a person to outrival our “captive,” namely, the primitive drive to survive. It goes without saying, we’re back to where we began. The question that remains to be answered centers on whether human beings are eternal beings?

I did some research with respect to the probability of a person being alive at this very moment – living on the planet we call earth. We’ll get back to this in a moment.

Bear in mind that our universe sprang into existence as “singularity” around 13.7 billion years ago.

Though I have been flirting with the possibility of eternal life (in some shape or form), and, something or Someone who was the grand designer of the cosmos, I haven’t used the word “religion” – correct?

Comparing apples-to-apples, I will use the word “faith” when contrasting faith as a higher power vs. faith in the science underlying the Big Bang Theory.

We know that our universe was born almost 14 billion years ago, however, ask a scientist ‘how the Big Bang occurred.’ You will likely get a response that goes something like this, ’14 billion years ago the universe burst into being from an unknown cosmic trigger.” Hmm – an unknown cosmic trigger… what’s an unknown cosmic trigger? Beats me, but surely it takes some faith to believe in one!

Logic tells me that faith comes in two competing forms, faith in the form of a scientific theory and faith in something or Someone, i.e. higher power. I tend to look for compelling evidence to support a given faith.

The supposition that some unknown cosmic trigger led to me sitting in front of my computer typing would require me to have faith in the existence of a cosmic trigger. So, what’s a reasonable alternative to an unknown cosmic trigger? Probability and statistics, of course! I will illustrate my point without getting too deep into the mathematical discipline.

I noted above that I did some research with respect to the probability of a person being alive today – living on the planet we call earth. First and foremost, no matter what faith you embrace, you are a miracle – at least in the eyes of probability and statistics.

Throughout the violent and turbulent early moments of the Big Bang to the formation of earth 4.5 billion years ago, you “survived” the hundreds of millions …

Educational Charity Makes Learning More Accessible

The lack of education can hamper a society's development. It is only by giving its members the education that they need could a society prosper and evolve into one that is productive and progressive. Throughout the years, though, the cost of education has gone up. Statistics show double-digit percentage increases in tuition fees in the past years. More and more people are unable to send their children to school. The need to make education more accessible is growing every year. It is fortunately that there are institutions that offer educational charity benefits to needy but deserving students. In their own way, these institutions are able to bring more students back to school to get the education that they need in order to improve their lives and the lives of their offspring. By helping needy students get back to school, these institutions make an invaluable contribution to the development of society.

If you are having trouble with the financial requirements of putting your children through school, do not give up just yet. There is help out there for you. You can still find ways to send your children to school. There are loans that you can take out from private and government financial institutions. There are also scholarships that you can get your children to apply for. And then, there are educational charities that have their own funding to extend financial assistance to describing recipients. Look through your options carefully and choose the one that will give the most benefits to your children. Keep in mind that money from these funding sources should only be used for educational purposes and not for anything else. If you need help getting by one day to the next, you have to look elsewhere for solutions.

A little sacrifice today would be a small price to pay for a brighter future. Reality is that those who are educated are able to enjoy more opportunities in life. Even when life presents them with problems, people who are better equipped with education are able to turn them into opportunities. This is how you want your children to grow. Ready for anything that life brings them. Do not give up on your hopes for a brighter future. Find an educational charity to help you send your children to school. Application procedures are not complicated. Convincing these institutions that you and your children are describing enough of the chance to get quality education is your biggest hurdle. …

A Beginners Guide To Bioethanol Fuel

Bioethanol Fuels and Cars

Henry Ford thought that ethanol was the "fuel of the future", and designed the original Model T to run on ethanol. The Ford Model T ran on ethanol until the year 1908, and ethanol was widely used in cars in the USA up until prohibition in 1920. The octane level of regular unleaded fuel is 95 ron (research octane number), whereas the octane rating of raw ethanol is 113.

What cars can use bioethanol?

Ethanol is already used in high performance sports cars due to its' high octane rating. Currently Fuel-Flex Vehicles (FFV's) produced by Ford, Saab and Volvo have engines designed to run on fuel mixes of up to 85% bioethanol and 15% petrol. Regular car engines can handle lower mixes of ethanol of up to 20%.

Why use bioethanol as a fuel for cars?

In the UK, bioethanol has the benefit of reduced taxation. Government incentives to offset the proposed higher production costs of bioethanol mean that a petrol at 85% ethanol would be around 2p a liter cheaper than conventional petrol. Adding bioethanol to petrol in cars also reduces the carbon monoxide emissions and improves the fuel octane.

Does bioethanol benefit the economy?

The production of bioethanol creates domestic jobs, both in the farming and fuel production industries. The energy independence of a country can be greatly improved by producing bioethanol. Reliance on foreign oil is one reason for high fuel prices at the petrol stations and this trend can be reversed by domestically producing bioethanol as a fuel source.

Is bioethanol less efficient than petrol?

All cars have an efficiency rating, measured in miles per gallon. This efficiency rating is related to the type of fuel used in the car. It has been suggested that ethanol has around a third less energy per unit volume than petrol so it is assumed that this will result in a drop in the miles per gallon for cars. Bioethanol has a much higher octane rating than petrol, however, and cars designed to run on ethanol can have more efficient engines by raising the compression ratio. This means that bioethanol is not going to raise prices or reduce fuel economy when introduced as an alternative fuel for cars.

Is bioethanol unsustainable?

Large amounts of land are required to produce crops which are turned into bioethanol, does this mean that using bioethanol as a fuel for cars is unsustainable? A report published by Science , in 2009, suggests that it may be more environmentally sustainable to use biofuels, such as bioethanol, to produce electricity in power stations; This electricity can then be used to power electric cars. As crops grown for biofuels are not going to be consumed, however, it is possible to use GM crops and year-round growing to produce the crops that will be used for bioethanol therefore increasing its sustainability as a fuel for cars.

In the search for a renewable source of energy to support a fuel dependent society, bioethanol shows a lot …